Annual Public Meeting

Our featured guest speaker this year: Micheal Tyree, PhD, “What’s Buggin Our Trees?

Join us at The Cabin in North Park at 6:30 p.m. for some food, beer and socializing followed by our guest speaker, Michael Tyree, at 7:30 p.m.  This event is free and open to the public.  Also note: Members are able to collect their (free) pins! 

Special thanks to Voodoo Brewery for donating the beer and to Texas Roadhouse for donating the food! 

6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m = food/beer

7:30 p.m. = presentation

Michael Tyree, PhD,  “What’s Buggin Our Trees?”  

One of the biggest threats to our western PA forests is the arrival of invasive, exotic pests. Come join us for a discussion about how our forests are changing in response to these invaders and how we can respond. We will begin with brief introduction of some relatively recent attacks we have seen in western PA such as: the disappearance of American chestnut from our upland forests and the rapid decline of American elm and ash. Current threats to our state tree the “eastern hemlock” and current efforts to restore American chestnut back to our forests.